Friday, June 18, 2021

All about the Arch grounds competition (Saint Louis MO)


Here in St Louis, Missouri USA, the community has been watching for several months as the competition has unfolded to redesign the grounds around the Gateway Arch, the Saarinen-designed landmark. The victorious team recently named is headed by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Assoc. of Brooklyn NY. While the Arch with the museums and other attractions connected to it is a major attraction of the city and has a picturesque riverfront location, the area needs a revamp to make it more cohesive – to tie it in better with the rest of the city and as a multifaceted destination, and give it more coherence in terms of its appearance and visitor flow. The goal is to have the project completed in 2015, but fundraising is not yet complete.

More info:
City Arch River competition website
St Louis Post-Dispatch stories and videos

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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